My road in life has been direct.
Made partner in 2003 after being with EY for only 11 years – and I had three kids under 5 at the time!
Working with our former Americas Chairman Steve Howe on the NASDAQ account brought me the most growth in my career, giving me tremendous experience and broadening my network.
Early on, my counselor recognized my nervousness when presenting, so he had me join him on a big, 3-state “training tour” that had me facilitating. This helped me overcome my fear of public speaking,


Financial Services Assurance Managing Partner

I lead the Financial Services Audit and Financial Accounting Advisory Services across the US for financial services.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

There’s no typical day, but I’m always interacting with clients, boards and our people. A lot of that is done on the road. Because our FSO Assurance professionals and clients are in 40 different cities across the U.S., my role requires significant time traveling.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Try different internships to see what you like – even things you might not have on your radar. Once you’re in an internship, really be there and understand the culture to see if you can see yourself having a career there. That’s #1. But also, have a questioning mindset – open yourself to “the art of possible.” So that might mean studying abroad. Once you’re working, travel to other countries. The last thing I’d suggest is be comfortable being uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid of failure… Lean in.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:



The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I lacked confidence. I believe this was because I tended to be quiet / more introverted in my early years."

Challenges I Overcame